Why Web Design is Not Caveman's Business

Why Web Design is Not Caveman’s Business

Professional website design is an ever-evolving business.  To follow, designers must keep their information up to date and always on the cutting edge of new technology. The problem here is that most companies resemble caveman grandfathers from a series of very well-known insurance advertisements. We don’t want to discuss too many details here, however, they are easily recognized by their service. When the most professional or technical service they provide is SEO marketing, check the site for mammoth skins.  Every website design company performs search engine optimization.  However, the cart viper design studio offers just a bit more than that.

Level of sophistication to professional website design

We bring a level of sophistication to professional website design by using the Ajax framework, combined with MySQL and PHP to create pages that only update relevant information, as opposed to every minute detail.  What this means is that, when people click from one page to another, any overlapping elements, like background images and music, are preserved, so the load time is greatly reduced.  That shortened load time means that people will be able to navigate your site much faster, which translates into greater traffic for your site. That again can get you more revenue through more conversion rate.

Doing the professional website design

When we do your professional website design, we give you the option of choosing how and where website tools, like a tag cloud, will be displayed.  You can even commission a tool if you have your own idea of how the internet should look. No other website design service can guarantee creativity coupled with the state-of-the-art service that we provide, mostly because they clubbed all their designers over the head and made them forget creativity.  We, however, don’t use clubs and we never will, so you won’t have to worry about bits of the skull or useless HTML code cluttering up your page.

Convenient designs with convenient functionality

Yet, we do not stop at the design part. No matter if you require a static showcase page to get your business into the net, or a CMS or blog system which gives you full control about your site. Our talented programmers can cope with your demand. Through working hand in hand, our designers and coders get the most out of both worlds – convenient designs with convenient functionality.…

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What You Need to Do to Get Your Website Up

What You Need to Do to Get Your Website Up

Now that you have figured out what niche you are going to go after, the next thing that you are ready for is your website. However, before you can get that website up, you are going to have to choose a domain name and get a hosting account. There are many companies to choose from which can provide both the domain name and the hosting account.

Looking for a company with service for the lowest rate

Look for a company that can offer as many services as possible for the lowest rate. After you have those things done then you are ready for your website right? Hold on a second… not so fast! The next thing that you are going to have to do is set up an account with an autoresponder. Actually, the autoresponder is optional, but if you expect to build a list that you can market to on a regular basis, then you are going to need an autoresponder.

So you have all of the stuff with the autoresponder completed, now you are ready to get the website upright? Not quite yet. You have a little bit of recon to do. Take a look around the internet for some of your competitors. If you know your niche well, then you may already have a good idea about who the big players are in it. Take a look at their website. Take a look at their copy and their layout and their opt-in form. You want to model your website after theirs. I don’t mean that you should copy it, but just model yours after theirs.

Software package for putting together a site

Once you have a good model, then you’re ready to put your site together. There are several very good software packages that you can use to put together a site. The best one is Adobe Dream Weaver. It is a little pricey, but well worth the investment. There are many good ones that are cheap and a couple that is free that will do the job. If you don’t have the first clue how to put together a website and you have no idea what HTML is, then you might want to hire someone to make one for you. Another option is to find a hosting company that will also do a website for you.

After you have those things done, then you are ready for your website to start making you a lot of money. …

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Cool Free Tools to Help You Sell Books

Cool Free Tools to Help You Sell Books

Whoever coined the phrase, “You get what you pay for” is not a writer. There are many free tools available on the Internet that can help you sell more books than you ever imagined. Below are some of my favorite free tools for writers.

Google Talk

Google talk is an instant messaging service with several interesting features. As a writer you must have a website. Isn’t it better to communicate with potential customers in real time over the Internet every time they have questions about your book? Now you can, it’s free! Google Talk has a nice feature called Google Chatback. Google Chatback allows visitors to your website to see if you are online and available to chat.

Every time I open the Google Talk program on my computer, my status automatically changes to “available”. Every time I close Google Talk on my computer, my status automatically changes to “not available”. Now, every visitor to my website can click on the box when I’m available and connect with me instantly. I will get a message on my screen through Google Talk notifying me that someone wants to talk to me through Google Chatback.

Almost immediately, I connected with web visitors who asked questions about my book. Often, the question is not about the book, but about the book’s problem. These questions are basically the gateway for future book purchases. At this point, I answer their questions and then offer web visitors a small coupon code – see the coupon code section in this chapter. At this time, they were very impressed that their question was answered by the author and they had a coupon code, so they would order the book. Google Chatback is an amazing way to be instantly available to any web visitor.

Issuu is a free and user-friendly website with several practical applications for writers. First, if you have all kinds of marketing material from brochures to catalogs to presentations, they can be uploaded to Issuu and viewed in full color in flip-book format. This is the best way to save on printing and shipping costs. Instead of printing and sending expensive marketing material, upload your marketing material to Issuu. Now readers can see your document in full color and turn the pages as if they were holding and turning the pages in their hands. Readers can even zoom in or out on certain pieces of marketing material.

After you upload marketing material to Issuu, you can create thumbnail views to put on your website. Visitors to your website can click on a small image of your marketing material and be taken to the full size version. I would recommend adding audio to your marketing material. You can read the text contained in marketing material or give a brief audio introduction about the marketing material they will read. This will give your marketing material a high-tech feel.

You might also want to use Issuu as an option to sell e-books. Issues gives you the ability to upload …

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Build a Website and Make Money - A Guide to Free and Inexpensive Website Tools

Build a Website and Make Money – A Guide to Free and Inexpensive Website Tools

The first question on people’s minds, besides ‘how to make money online’, is usually ‘how to make money on line’ AND ‘how to make a website’. People also wonder if making money online can be done with free website design sites, or, do they have to build a website using purchased software. Actually building a website can involve free website design and purchasing website design software. This article will explore both methods, and, hopefully give new folks a little more confidence if they are going to try to make money online.

My first experience with website building came from using Microsoft Publisher.

(If anyone reading this has Microsoft Office, Publisher should be bundled with the package). What I liked about using Publisher the most is that it is largely a drag and drop interface with sizable text boxes that can be placed anywhere on the web page. This makes Publisher very easy to use as far as web page design is concerned. Another feature is that Publisher comes with website templates, like many programs, so that you don’t have to start from scratch. What might make Publisher not so attractive to some is that some knowledge (and software) about FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is required for website creation. FTP is not difficult to master but is an additional step to building a website. Also required is a website host to store website files. Another problem with Publisher is that accessing the HTML (the underlying code that formats a website and how it looks) code is not easy and Publisher is also not as SEO friendly as other site design tools if your designing a website to make money on the internet. If you are looking for professional design power you might consider Adobe Dreamweaver, but beware – besides the expense of the program there will also be the task of learning Dreamweaver as well. Another possibility to make your own website would be to explore the free website building sites on the internet. Website building sites like  and  have free site building tools for simple designs, but also have pay packages for those needing more storage for text and video. I personally don’t care for the web design tools available at these free sites but that doesn’t mean that a person can’t build a good looking site and do it free.

The lines are getting very blurry nowadays between a blog site and a website. When I first looked into blogging I tried Google’s  and found it easy to set up a blog in a very short amount of time. After a while, however, I looked into building a website that would support the affiliate programs I wanted to join. That’s when I discovered WordPress. WordPress is a powerful blog/website building tool and, like , it is free. Unlike , WordPress has a lot of support in the way of Plug-ins (small HTML or PHP programs that are free, for the most part) and widgets that  doesn’t have. The disadvantage …

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What is Web 2.0 and is it Important For Your Web Business?

What is Web 2.0 and is it Important For Your Web Business?

Do you ever feel you’ve missed something but it’s too embarrassing to own up and admit you don’t know what it means? Me too. And a prime example is the phrase “Web 2.0”. I know it’s been around for a while, but I’m not even sure I could give a coherent answer if I was asked about “Web 1.0”!

Well, understanding Web 2.0 is really important for internet marketers, so if you are setting out building your online business, this informative article will explain everything you need to know about Web 2.0.

First – some kind of definition. Basically, Web 2.0 is a move away from, and beyond, static web pages that we are all familiar with. It’s the movement to dynamic and shareable content, as well as social networking.

So we’re talking about web pages that are no longer defined by the structure of the HTML that they’re coded with. We’re talking interactivity: flash. RSS feeds, audio clips, ‘Recommend Me’ buttons, and so on. The user is more involved. It’s to do with collaboration with your visitor; and they get a chance to comment on what you’re doing. People can subscribe to what you’re doing, and they can share your activity with others. And – don’t forget your podcasts!

So you can see that while Web 2.0 has a certain slipperiness about it, as a definition, there are broad trends: interactivity, simplicity, and sharing.

OK – but what does this mean to you and me who are have businesses online?

Well, I believe that Web 2.0 is really, really important for us. And here’s why.

It means that we suddenly have many, many more ways to connect with our customer. We can upload advertorial to YouTube, together with videos about our product or services.

We can invite people to share their experiences – not just old hat static testimonials, but video and audio.

And we need to take on board that the more our website is difficult to use, the less people that are willing to use it. So our sites and selling proposition have to be as simple as possible so as not to get in the way of people buying from us. Or, believe me, they will share their experience!

But wait – that sounds pretty negative. Let’s focus on how we can use Web 2.0 productively!

And this is how. Revisit your sales page. Check it out and see if it actively invites participation.

Invite your visitor to comment on your product. Get them to complete a quiz. Encourage them to blog. Ask them to forward the URL to friends. Point them to your YouTube video. Remind them that there is a Facebook group devoted to your service.

So you see that Web 2.0 can offer a raft of opportunities for you to extend your brand, and offer different avenues for customers to find you. Once you get started, you won’t look back!

My best to you.…

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